“We now have virtually been ready for weeks now to get the go-ahead from officers in Europe and Austria to say, ‘our borders are open for U.S. vacationers once more!’ … and right here we’re!” the Austrian Vacationer Workplace mentioned in an electronic mail to Journey Agent. As of Thursday, June 24, Austria’s borders are reopening to American vacationers.
Right here’s what it’s worthwhile to know:
Upon entry into Austria, vacationers arriving from america should both current a certificates of vaccination, certificates of restoration or a detrimental COVID-19 take a look at outcome. If none these certificates or take a look at outcomes may be offered upon entry, the particular person looking for entry should take a COVID-test at their very own expense instantly after arrival (24 hours after arrival on the very newest). On this case, vacationers additionally must register upfront utilizing a pre-travel clearance type obtainable at entry.ptc.gv.at/en. Notice: Solely certificates and take a look at outcomes issued in English or German by a medical skilled or public authority will likely be accepted.
Relating to the vaccination certificates, vacationers should have acquired inoculation with Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, Oxford/AstraZeneca, Sinopharm or Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines.
- Begin of validity: Twenty-two days after the primary inoculation
- Finish of validity: Three months after the primary inoculation if partially vaccinated (acquired one in every of two prescribed doses) or 9 months after the primary/solely inoculation if totally vaccinated (acquired all prescribed doses)
For a certificates of restoration, vacationers will want affirmation of their restoration from COVID-19 up to now six months issued by a medical skilled or public authority, or a optimistic take a look at for COVID-19 antibodies (not older than three months).
For non-vaccinated or not too long ago recovered vacationers, they’ll want a detrimental COVID-19 take a look at outcome. These embody a PCR/NAAT or speedy antigen take a look at for SARS-CoV-2 with the pattern taken no sooner than 72 hours (PCR take a look at) or 48 hours (antigen take a look at) previous to getting into Austria.
Whereas in Austria, you’ll have to put on and FFP2 or KN95 masks inside motels, museums, eating places (when not seated at your desk) and on public transportation, amongst different circumstances; nonetheless, masks mandates and restrictions in Austria are to be eased and partially lifted beginning July 1.
For extra info, go to www.austria.info.